Not many people insult former President Olusegun Obasanjo and get away with him ─ but Peter Ayodele Fayose, the former governor and now governor-elect of Ekiti State, successfully did that.
It was in December 2010 in Okuku, Osun State. Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola had been deposed as governor of the state by the Appeal Court and his community decided to welcome him back home with a thanksgiving service. Fayose, who had been “deposed” as Ekiti governor by
Obasanjo in 2006, arrived the venue of the thanksgiving reception and saw former military president Ibrahim Babangida, the then Governors Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo) and Gbenga Daniel (Ogun).
Obasanjo was there, but Fayose did not see him as he greeted everyone except the former president.
Perplexed, Obasanjo asked Fayose if he did not see him.
Oh, Fayose actually saw him. “I won’t greet you. You are bad person! I don’t greet bad people!” Fayose said.
“You are a bastard,” Obasanjo fired back. When Obasanjo says things like that, people normally cringe, while anyone at the receiving end would bow and say “sorry” or keep mute in reverence.Not Fayose. He shouted back at Obasanjo:
“You are a father of bastards!” He did not stop there. He moved menacingly towards Obasanjo and warned the former president never to talk to him again. “You created all these troubles in the south-west,” Fayose said.
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